From Herald Staff
The Indiana State Chiropractic Association recently named State Rep. Shane Lindauer, R-Jasper, Lawmaker of the Year for helping more hoosiers access chiropractic and medical services.
“Rep. Shane Lindauer has been a strong leader on healthcare issues, and particularly telemedicine legislation, over the past year,” said Jessaca Turner Stults, executive director of ISCA. “He fought to open up telemedicine to as many providers as possible and allow them to serve more hoosiers. The ISCA is grateful for his guidance and voice for chiropractors in the statehouse.”
A new law sponsored by Lindauer allows licensed physicians to offer Hoosier’s telemedicine as long as they guarantee the same standard of care that patients expect in a face-to-face appointment. With the help of telemedicine services, chiropractors can prescribe exercise, change pain-aggravating behaviors, and offer self-management strategies.
“Telehealth opens up a variety of options for hoosiers seeking help, including from a chiropractor, which is particularly important in more rural areas of the state,” said Lindauer. “This bill builds on efforts to provide Hoosiers with easier access to the medical care and services they need.”
Lindauer, a small business owner, graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 2004 and previously worked as a chiropractor.
The ISCA represents the profession of chiropractors at the state and federal level.